[linux-audio-user] in tune - stupid thread

John Anderson ardour at semiosix.com
Mon Dec 20 01:29:02 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 02:16, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > I think this is called "well tempered tuning".
> I know what well tempered tuning is, where it comes from, why 
> we need it and that most popular instruments are tuned in 
> this way.

Most instruments these days are tuned to 12tET (12 tone Equal

> But what I do not know: Do guitarists tune the six strings in 
> pure tuning, or do they add some aberration to make them 
> tempered?

If you tuned a guitar to a pure tuning, assuming EADGBE, you'd only be
able to play with one chord in one key. Or maybe I IV V in one key.


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